Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Mary at the Wedding

Mary knew from the beginning that her son was the Messiah, the Savior of the world, but she didn’t always understand his mission. 

For thirty years Jesus lived life like everyone else around him. Though he obviously spent much time in the synagogue learning, studying, asking questions, discussing, he didn’t do anything out of the ordinary until the time was right. 

As he began his ministry, he gathered together disciples and taught them, but he didn’t do miracles at first. His mother Mary, however, knew that he was capable of them.

Mary and Jesus were at a wedding when the wine ran out. This was an unexpected catastrophe for the bride and groom and their family, and Mary wanted to help. She told Jesus the problem. 

He responded by saying, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”

Undaunted, she told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them. He gave directions for them to fill water pots with water and serve it to the master of the feast. Of course, we all know he turned the water into wine.

Though it wasn’t yet time for him to publicly reveal his power, when his mother came to him for help in a time of a need, he granted her request. 

This was the first of his miracles, and because of it, his disciples believed in him. 

How hard it must have been for Mary knowing who Jesus was and what he was sent to do, but having to wait for him to reveal himself to the rest of the world.

Read about Mary at the Wedding: John 2:1-12

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